MELBOURNE, Australia – Paulo Costa is expected to be a cage for UFC 243 this weekend, but if his face flares on the screens at Marvel Stadium, don't expect him to get a warm reception.
A Q&A session is any indication of how he or she will be treated to the event, Costa may be in for a long night.
Costa (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) fully expects to challenge the UFC middleweight title winner at UFC 243 between champion Robert Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) and provisional title holder Israel Odessa (17-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC). So he visits a map that runs Saturday (Sunday locally) at Marvel Stadium. The main card was paid for after-premium viewing on ESPN2 and UFC Fight Pass / ESPN +.
On Saturday, he was introduced at the Q&A session together with the best lightweight contender Alexander Volkanovsky.
First, the question of his cardio.
. "How can you expect to win Israel when you can't last five rounds?"
Then it was a concern with his ability to take a hit.
"You were beaten down several times during the Romero fight. What happens when you fight a decent attacker like Robert Whittaker and you can't get up, mate?"
Then the gloves really began to take off, and the Australian crowd followed him by the famous clear statue of Costa, which raised questions about his adherence to the strict instructions of the US Anti-Doping Agency.
"I was just wondering, having lost Romero, do you plan to take any other supplements back?"
"You called Israel Adesania" very thin. "I think if he had was the same doctor as you, he probably would have looked like John Jones, so don't worry about it. "
Although Costa kept up with the cold onslaught, the last question seems to be a little annoying , and he had a question of his own ̵
"Hey man, what are you (explicit) you, (explicit) bully?" question. – With that horrible hat on his head. What (explicit) is it? ”
Although the fans certainly emphasized the large amount of space and the guard between the seats and the stage, Costa's direct address earned a quick change of tone at least from the final heckler who immediately thanked Costa for his time – and in the native Portuguese of a rival medium.
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